Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Murano, Mayfair

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Murano. I've always wanted to try it. Run and now owned by Angela Hartnett, the first female protégé of Gordon Ramsay. That was enough to pique my interest.

I finally made my way there for lunch one fine day and was quite excited.

Set Lunch £30

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Smoked Italian tomato and basil soup, ricotta toast

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Salad of wood pigeon, citrus fruit, sherry vinaigrette

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Hand-rolled linguine with clams, chilli, garlic & flat lead parsley


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Roasted haunch of venison, braised ossobucco, caramelized celeriac, elderberry sauce
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Carnaroli Risotto Milanese, truffle mascarpone

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Lemon cream and foam, hazelnut dacquoise, mint

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Petit Fours

Overall, the food was good, service was good but we felt underwhelmed and nothing stood out, except for the amazing basil flavour from one of the sorbets for me.

It was a forgettable experience for me which I was not expecting but sadly so.

Will I recommend: No
Will I come back: No
Have I had better: Yes

Murano, 22 Queen St, Mayfair W1J 5PR
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  1. Oh no! Such a shame that it was underwhelming as it does all look good. I've been wanting to try this as well but I guess it now goes down at the bottom of the list!

  2. A shame. Nothing worse than missed expectations. Hard to meet the hype some times. At least it was just underwhelming, and not plain bad...

  3. Su-Lin - I think there are other Italian places that will probably leave a deeper impression. =)

    Brett - That's true, at least it wasn't plain bad.

  4. Interesting! Murano just moved to the bottom of my to do list after having read this review. Does look pretty nice though, at least they know how to present their food...


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